What to look for when choosing a Karaoke Machine

Published: 26th October 2009
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Once the decision has been made to purchase a Karaoke Machine for your home, your next step will be to choose the right Karaoke Machine. There can be a tendency to get bogged down in choosing from the wide variety of Karaoke Machines that are out there in the market place. The task may be a hard one, if not down right confusing. It does not need to be. You simply have to look for a Karaoke Machine that suites your needs. It's that simple.

Here are some basic guidelines to help you.

Price

Prices for Karaoke Machines can vary in range from the inexpensive to very expensive. The higher price Karaoke Machines come with more functions and features. While the least expensive; obviously have less features. The best thing to do is to start out with a budget and work around it. Once you have an amount your willing to spend you will soon realize there are many Karaoke Machines to choose from within your budget. Most Karaoke Manufacturers tend to produce a wide variety of Karaoke Machines that will have different features and functions all within the same price range. So you are sure to find a machine you like.

You should not automatically rule out any machine based on price. Just because one Karaoke Machine cost twice as must as another, does not necessarily mean it is a better machine for you. While price is an important factor, it should not be the only one.

Functions and Features

You need to choose a Karaoke Machine that has the features you want. This is where it can get a little confusing. There are many different Karaoke Machines; each having different features. Examples of the different features you typically find are: Built-in Monitors, Audio Voice Control, Digital Key Control, Echo, Multiple Microphone Inputs, and Built-in Video Cameras. The list can go on. What you need to do is make a list of the features you want and find a Karaoke Machine that matches within your budget.

Music

Some people just focus on the Karaoke Machine itself. This can be a mistake. For what is Karaoke without the music. Once a Karaoke Machine is purchase the next step is playing music. You need to decide how to build your karaoke song library. Will you use CDs or CD+Graphics (these are CDs with Built in Lyrics that get displayed on a TV screen). Some Karaoke Machines will play DVDs. Karaoke DVDs can hold a far greater amount of songs than CDs. And of course there are Karaoke Machines with built in memory for storing music. Also, some can allow you to connect your iPod or MP3 player up to the machine. What ever music media format you choose, whether it be CDGs or MP3s, you need to make sure the Karaoke Machine is capable of playing this format.

Sound

The final thing you should consider is the Karaoke Machine's Audio. Machines can come with built in speakers, others you will need to connect to another audio source like a TV or audio receiver. If you are moving the machine around a great deal, you may want to have built in speakers. It makes everything more portable. Find out what the speaker wattage is and decide if this is sufficient for you. The good thing about most Karaoke Machines is they will have Audio Outputs for additional external speakers.

The Karaoke Machine's connectivity capabilities is not only important for sound but also video. If having lyrics displayed on a monitor is important to you, and for most people it will be; make sure there is a port for Video Out. So you can connect the machine to a monitor.


These are just some of the basic factors to consider when purchasing a Karaoke Machine. It may take a little searching and research. You may even have to compromise and choose a Karaoke Machine with less features(in some cases more features) than you are looking for. But if you stick with your basic needs and choose wisely, you should soon be enjoying your new Karaoke Machine and sharing it with family and friends.

Key points to Remember

    - Decide on a Price Range
    - Make a list of the features and functions you want your Karaoke machine to have
    - Decide on what music format you want to build your karaoke song library
    - Check the Audio and Video Inputs/Outputs. A good Karaoke Machine will allow you to connect multiple external devices


For the latest information on buying your own home karaoke machine try here: Your Home Karaoke. For more information on Blu-ray and Blu-ray Players try this handy comparison guide: Bluray DVD Players Copyright 2009. This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.


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